72 hour Post Processing Challenge #632

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This photo was from a trip to Puerto Penasco Mexico A boat tour of "Bird Island"
The contest will end on Monday 700 PM az time.


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Post-Processing Challenge Rules

  1. The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  2. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  3. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  4. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  5. The Winner of the challenge is honored as the Master of the next Challenge.
Notes:
  • Images provided by Challenge Masters must be their own. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • Compositing is allowed provided the use of the donor image does not violate any licensing or copyright restrictions.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.
 

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tweaked the curves of RGB respectively with photoshop to reveal the details and illuminate the image.
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It's fun... (dxo to darktable)
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Edited raw file in DxO PL2, then tweaked and cropped in Elements, applied Nic Color Efex "Sunlight" filter. Edit: I replaced the entry with one with a wider crop as my original crop was similar to several other entries.

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First edit with my newly-bought second-hand Wacom tablet. :)

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Entry #1:
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Overcooked in DxO PL4!
 

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And of course since it is me, a B&W!
Edit: With a slightly tighter crop.
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Edited in DT3.4. Don't look too closely at the imprecise application of hand-drawn masks!

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I'm late to the game and I thought folks had covered most of the simple crops and a few of the jokes, so I looked for something else to try. I decided I liked the seal-shaped rock in the lower left, but I didn't like any crop that captured both sea lions and rock. So I "tightened" the composition using cut/paste/blend to bring the rock closer to the sea lions, followed by the crop. Started with the raw file through DxO PL4, then did the heavy lifting in Gimp.
 
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Entry #2: Applied film emulation (DxO FilmPack5: Fuji Velvia) to entry #1.

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The time has come for this challenge to end.
There were a lot of nice entries, thanks for the effort!
After going back and forth for about an hour, this is what I came up with for the winners.

Winner is Whidbey LVR The colors were spot on and I liked what you did with the rock.

1st runner up is Bosse Be for the Black and White entry. Very well done.

2nd runner up is relic for his 2nd entry. I like the color of the water.

A special mention for Richard C . I liked the 2nd entry with the fish!

I also liked the close crops from Todd Phillips and Roboroto

Well it's always hard to judge these.

Here is my version, but then you've already seen it.

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There were birds there as well.
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Winner is Whidbey LVR The colors were spot on and I liked what you did with the rock.

1st runner up is Bosse Be for the Black and White entry. Very well done.

2nd runner up is relic for his 2nd entry. I like the color of the water.
Thanks for running the Challenge, Rob. I appreciate the win, but probably not as much as Bo appreciates the sweet second spot! :laugh1:

I'll have to find a suitable entry for #633. Probably up sometime tomorrow (Tues). Stay tuned!
 

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